[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Call For Papers - RoboCup Workshop at Humanoids 2017 in Birmingham, UK
*Call for Papers and Abstracts*
Humanoid soccer has seen impressive progress in recent years. Bipedal
standard or open platforms (Nao, Robotis-OP2, NimbRo-OP, and Thormang) make
soccer robots accessible to many research groups, advanced 3D simulation
games make the investigation of team play with complex heterogeneous
humanoid robots possible, and soccer games for larger robots are a step
towards playing with humans.
The ultimate goal of this initiative is to develop a team of humanoid
soccer players – i.e. robots with human-like awareness of the game
situation, efficient and safe dynamic motion skills, and cooperation
abilities. This poses a unique set of challenges to robotics, AI, and other
The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the RoboCup and
FIRA communities, as well as other researchers interested in the subject.
The full-day program will consist of invited talks, contributed
presentations, and a panel discussion.
All contributed presentations are subject to a peer review process.
*Full papers*: We solicit submissions of original, previously unpublished
research papers. Papers should be up to 6 pages in length, formatted
according to IEEE conference layout (two-column).
*Abstracts*: Authors mainly interested to give a presentation may submit a
Accepted papers and abstracts will be available online.
*Topics of Interest* include, but are not limited to:
- Behavior control architectures
- Bipedal locomotion
- Design of humanoid robots
- Dynamic motions
- Heterogeneous humanoid robots
- Humanoid 3D printing
- Humanoid-human interaction
- Motion and action planning
- Perception of the game situation
- Safe and compliant humanoid robots
- Skill and strategy learning
- Team coordination
- Humanoid mechanism design
- 3D simulation of humanoid robots
- Paper submission: October 10th, 2017
- Acceptance notification: Oct. 16th, 2017
- Final paper: October 31st, 2017
- Workshop day: November 15th, 2017
- Daniel M. Lofaro, George Mason University, USA
- Sven Behnke, University of Bonn, Germany
- Daniel D. Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Ulrich Hochberg, Offenburg University, Germany